BE A TARGET OF JOB BURNOUT
Are you unhappy with you job? Do you always feel like
you are wasting your time and need to go home and relax?
Do you feel depressed all the time? Do you always look
at the time to see whether its time to go home? If yes
then you are a target of job burn out. Most people reach
a point where they are unfulfilled by their work. But
they may not know why they're unhappy or what they can
do about it.
Job burnout is a continual, increasing dissatisfaction
with your job that can lead to severe depression and
physical illness. It can range from mild boredom to
a lack of interest in one's work. Thus job burnout means
feeling unhappy almost all the time without assigning
any reason behind it which can even ruin your family
life and personal life.
Symptoms and solutions
Do you find yourself glancing at your watch more than
four times an hour? Do you feel as if time has stopped
moving and you are lost in time space? Do you feel like
hours must have passed but when you see the watch it
is only 10 min that has actually passed. Job burnout
victims experience this symptom more often.
The solution to this is very simple. Take on different
work. Break your daily routine by doing something new.
This will help you do something new and you wont realize
how time has passed.
Every now and then we have a day when we feel we'd rather
be at home watching TV. That's only natural. But people
experiencing job burnout are bored almost all the time.
They are don't have any enthusiasm for the job and are
The solution to this symptom is learning something new.
Life and work become dull when you stop learning. So
don't. Make it a point to broaden your knowledge, master
new skills and learn new things. This will kill your
boredom and you will be more active than ever.
As confidence sinks lower and lower, the burnout victim
becomes excessively introverted and withdrawn. He doesn't
socialize or communicate with co-workers because of
his work-inflicted inferiority complex. And thus he
becomes more and more withdrawn from work as well as
The simple solution would be rekindling your interest
in your profession. Join your professional society.
Become active: attend meetings. Read journals, present
papers. Take responsibility for training some of the
young people in your department. Try to be more active
and mix more with people. Organize gatherings and get-together
causes different symptoms in different people. Nervousness,
fatigue, insomnia, heartburn, headaches, stomachaches,
constipation are all the symptoms of stress. And job
burnout is a stressful situation. So, if you feel stress
and are exhibiting its symptoms, job burnout could be
a possible cause.
The solution to this is change employers or change fields.
If there's no department in your company where you'd
be happy, then maybe you should change companies. Changing
careers is an effective cure for severe job burnout.
And this helps many a times.
Are you overworking yourself? If so, watch out! Overworked
people are likely to suffer fatigue and stress that
can eventually lead to job burnout.
Here what you have to do is work only that much which
your body and mind is able to handle. Don't overwork
yourself so as to be totally bored with work.
Strangely but true being under worked is even more likely
to lead to burnout than being overworked. The fact is,
most people want to work and feel as if they're contributing
something to the company. If you don't allow employees
to work to their full potential they'll feel unproductive
The only solution is ask for more work. Not getting
a chance to work to your full potential is one of the
biggest reasons for job burnout.